Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Summer Upon us but Still Some Wet Weather this Week

Summer Upon us but Still Some Wet Weather this Week

We are firmly in summer, with the countdown to Kirihimete (Xmas) underway. With MetService forecasting some showers in the week ahead, it might be a good opportunity to get onto the presents!

Yes, raumati (summer) is upon us. Unfortunately, the seasons transcend the calendar months and we are still stuck with some wet weather for now. Give it some time though, drier weather will eventually grace our wonderful land – good things come to those who wait!

While the week starts of well, a low-pressure system to the west of us brings humid air and the wet weather. “Showers along with a period of rain are expected at times for much of the country”, says MetService meteorologist Tui McInnes.

“Some of these showers are showing potential to be heavy or thundery inland,” McInnes says, “but this is gazing far into the future, so it’s important to stay up to date with our latest weather information.”

Cooler temperatures are expected mid-week, a “result of the wetter and cloudier weather” explains McInnes. The reassurance comes from McInnes, “given it’s December, cooler is a relative term, so no need to be grabbing your woollen jacket!”

As the week draws to a close, high pressure returns, helping to fine things up. Showers are set to linger but mainly inland. With the sun showing its glow, the timely reminder from McInnes: “slip, slop slap and stay sun smart!”

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What We Could Do For Hong Kong, If Only We Dared

There has been something repulsive about PM Jacinda Ardern’s assurances that our joint 5 Eyes criticism of China’s actions over Hong Kong – and China’s harsh reaction – are all well understood on both sides. According to Ardern, it has been a case of us saying the sort of things we’ve said before, them acknowledging our need to do so, and then them responding much as we would expect them to do. All neat and tidy. Frankly, if all of this is merely virtue signalling on our part, and huffy declarations of independence on their part, then what’s the point of this diplomatic dance..? More>>


New Zealand Government: Speech From The Throne

It is my privilege to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 53rd Parliament.
In the October election, New Zealanders elected a majority Government for the first time under our Mixed Member Proportional electoral system... More>>

Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>


Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>


Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>


APEC: New Zealand Ready To Host Virtually

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels